Breaking Bad: Season 4, Episode 13

Face Off (9 Oct. 2011)

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Jesse is brought to the FBI for questioning on his knowledge of Ricin. In a last effort to kill Gus, Walt must ask for help from an old enemy.



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Mike Ehrmantraut (credit only)


Having failed to blow up Gus Fring's car, Walt has to come up with a new plan. Unable to find Saul Goodman, he turns to a surprising source to help him out. Jesse meanwhile is taken in for questioning by the police who want to know how and why he told doctors that Brock was poisoned with ricin. Still under DEA protection in his home, Hank learns that former Cartel member Hector Salamanca is at the DEA office but will only speak to Hank. When Hank goes to the office, Salamanca has little of use to say. Written by garykmcd

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During the explosion at the nursing home that claims the lives of Gus, Tio and Tyrus, only the explosion is seen, no fire at all. However during the TV broadcast seen at Walter house says the fireball completely consumed the room. The fireball would likely have been seen when the door was knocked off the hinges. See more »


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Wow, Wow, Wow!
21 January 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the thirteenth and final episode of Breaking Bad season four. If I have been breathless in previous episodes, it is ten times that in this episode. This is the best episode of the series as the stakes are at an all-time high. A phenomenal episode led by strong acting, a great script, and just a mind-blowing ending featuring strong special effects.

In this episode, "Face Off," after failing to blow up Gus's car, Walt must quickly think of a new plan to terminate Gus, and that happens from an unlikely source. Hank is called by Hector who hardly says anything meaningful to Hank. Jesse is questioned by the FBI on his knowledge of ricin.

Overall, there is not much to say expect that this is a fantastic episode. It is a series high and this is a prime example why this series is the best one ever to hit the small screens. Incredible story led by incredible acting. This is one of those series that is why we are in the golden age of television. I rate this episode 10/10.

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